Last week, a Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane with around 140 passengers on board had hit a stray buffalo on the runway.
A Mumbai-bound GoAir plane, carrying 116 passengers, landed under emergency conditions at the city airport yesterday, after a bird hit it minutes after its take-off, an airport official said.
“An Ahmedabad to Mumbai GoAir flight number 368, carrying 116 passengers, made an emergency landing due to a bird hit, after it took off from the city airport,” Acting Director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport S P Pandey told PTI.
Pandey said all the passengers and crew-members are safe and were provided with an alternative flight to Mumbai.
The incident occurred after the flight took off at 9.15 am when it was at a height of around 300 feet, he said.
The bird-hit damaged the engine of the GoAir aircraft, which is being repaired, Pandey said.
Last week, a Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane with around 140 passengers on board had hit a stray buffalo on the runway while rolling for take-off from Surat airport.